I came across this statement recently and I found it very intriguing and challenging for me personally. Do I live a life that under estimates the God I serve? I have read about and studied about God for many years. I have read the stories in the Bible about God parting the seas rising the dead making the blind see and the lame walk. I’ve read the stories.
I have met powerful men of faith and set under their teachings about God. People like John MacArthur, Craig Groeschel, Franklin Graham, Henry Blackeby, Rick Warren, and Dallas Willard…the list goes on. I have traveled internationally and preached about Jesus and His great love. I have preached at stadiums containing thousands of people declaring the truth of God‘s word and proclaiming the power of God. I have taught in seminary‘s around the world. I have spoken to people and people groups that have never heard there was a God.
I have a personal relationship with God. I know that He has forgiven me of my sins. I know that I will spend eternity with Him. I have experienced His power in my life. I have personally witnessed God do miracles.
Yet the statement “God is underestimated“ really rocks me. This statement forces me to ask myself the question, Do I underestimate the:
Love of God?
Power of God?
Holiness of God?
So what is my response to the statement “God is underestimated“? I have to say yes, I agree God is underestimated! By me and basically everyone around me.
My prayer is that my faith will grow and I will stop underestimating the amazing, powerful, sovereign, and a holy God that I serve. Make it so Lord Jesus.
Join us for revival services October 9th through the 12th. Breakfast will be served Sunday morning, October 9th at 8 am; with Sunday morning services at 9 am and 10:45 am. Sunday night through Wednesday night a meal will be served from 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm. Services will begin nightly at 6:30 pm. I hope you make this a priority.
It is an honor to serve alongside you.
Dr. Mike Napier
As your Pastor I have an obligation to share with you what I see, hear and what I am experiencing that is happening in homes and families.
Our church family is strong. This past Sunday we had 220 in worship and 206 in Sunday School. Unity is strong. Ministry is flourishing. Love abounds. Worship is powerful and full of life. We have baptized 38 people so far this year. Young families are coming to join us. So much good is happening. God is accomplishing so much.
Yet there is an unusual amount of Spiritual warfare happening. This is what I have discovered some people are experiencing:
◦ A sudden sense of panic for no reason
◦ Extreme frustration for no reason
◦ Negative thought’s
◦ A strong desire to not attend worship
◦ For no reason, a fierce opposition to attending Sunday School and Discipleship classes
So many of you have shared this with me and it’s clear to see the battle raging. When we bring these things out into the light and discuss them they lose their power. Our enemy is real but he hates the light, being exposed, and he hates truth.
If you find yourself struggling Spiritually here are some biblical steps to take-
1. Speak out loud your praise to God. Praise Him for his attributes and His character.
2. Take authority over your feelings and thoughts. If you can, out loud acknowledge you are a child of God; state that God is for you and that you are an over comer; state that Jesus has saved you and your sins are forgiven. State that there is no condemnation for you because you have been forgiven through the blood of Christ.
3. State out loud the enemy is not welcomed here; and “The Lord rebuke you Satan and you demons. Be gone from me now and go to the pits of hell where you belong in Jesus name.”
4. Praise Jesus for the victory you have. Ask the Holy Spirit to fill you. Ask God to make the fruit of The Spirit come to life in your thoughts, actions, feelings, and words.
If you have any questions about any of this or you would like to share what is happening and the victory you are now experiencing please let me know. My cell number is 405-919-6063.
I am praying, please pray with me,
Dr. Mike Napier